A while back my picker found this little cupboard for me.
I have to say, I’m pretty sure that she has a lot more faith in my abilities than I do sometimes.
This is a new-ish piece made out of that factory coated, shiny, particle board stuff. I really wasn’t sure I’d be able to do anything with it, so it sat out in the carriage house for months. But I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a go, with my main goal being to make this cupboard look a little less factory-made.
After removing the knob, I sanded all of the surfaces inside and out to take off a little of the shine, and then gave it two coats of Dixie Belle’s Slick Stick. As per the Dixie Belle website, “Slick Stick allows you to paint shiny, slick, or slippery surfaces with ease. Surfaces like PVC, glass, Formica, laminate, metal, and more are easily painted and stay painted.”
Next up I painted the inside of the cupboard in Dixie Belle’s Kudzu.
I just love that green! This is the color that I debated using on the washstand that I shared on Wednesday. I decided against it for that piece, but I had to use it on something! It’s gorgeous paired with the Dixie Belle Drop Cloth that I used on the exterior of the cupboard.
I dug through my stash to find a substitute handle that felt a little more vintage to me. I painted that in an undercoat of Kudzu, followed by a couple of coats of Drop Cloth.
I think this handle goes a long way towards making this cupboard feel more vintage and less ‘factory’. It’s a vast improvement over that dinky little wood knob it came with.
Ditto the gold transfers that I added to the glass.
These are from a mish mash of re.design with prima transfers. I used left over bits from Flower Collector, Cosmic Roses, and the bee is from their Gilded Home & Nature transfer.
This cupboard can be hung on the wall, or set upon a shelf, desk or table somewhere. It would be perfect for housing some of my matte white pottery.
But I’m not keeping this one.
It is up for grabs to a local buyer, so be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale‘ page if interested.
Tell me, what would you display inside this cabinet?